Nestled on the picturesque shores of Lake Maggiore, the Grand Hotel Majestic exudes the grandeur of a bygone era

ByAndrea Thompson

June 13, 2024

Built in 1870 this lakeside gem has been meticulously preserved and offers guests a glimpse into its luxurious past.  With it’s restored Belle Époque architecture, this hotel provides all the comforts you would expect for a hotel rich in history as it is in ambiance. A favoured retreat for European aristocracy, the Grand Hotel Majestic has maintained its noble grace throughout the years.

The hotel’s ownership remains private, yet it is clear that the proprietors are dedicated to preserving its historical charm, focusing meticulously on every aspect to ensure an exceptional guest experience, a commitment embodied by Thomas Schmit, General Manager and his entire staff.

The Grand Hotel Majestic, a distinguished member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, strives to provide unparalleled service excellence while maintaining a sustainable environmental relationship. The hotel is affiliated with the Italian Ecolabel Legambiente, reflecting Verbania’s status as one of the most eco-friendly locations for sustainable living throughout Italy.

The hotel’s 80 bedrooms, including 37 junior suites, strike a perfect balance between classic elegance and modern comfort. Each room is designed as a sanctuary of tranquillity,  55 of them boast peaceful lake views.

The décor pays homage to the hotel’s legacy, featuring elegant jewel-toned fabrics, luxurious tie-back curtains, original wooden floors, and expansive beds, all complemented by contemporary amenities such as flat-screen TV, minibar, and safe.

As anticipated, the lavish bathrooms are finished in Italian marble and stocked with Present-More toiletries crafted from olive oil. There are no tea and coffee facilities in the rooms but this can be requested or taken on the terrace.

La Beola, renowned as one of the finest restaurants by the lake, presents a blend of traditional Italian cuisine with international flavours. Guests can dine indoors or on the summer portico, which boasts breath taking views of the manicured gardens, the Borromean Islands, and of course the lake itself.

There are four elegant meeting rooms available for up to 180 persons, along with smaller salons, all boasting original features, from frescoes on the ceilings to exposed brickwork, abundant natural light, and of course, stunning views. It’s the ideal and unique venue for weddings, business meetings, or leisure with a business twist.

The wellness centre features a gym, sauna, steam room, and an indoor heated pool for relaxation and rejuvenation. Guests can also enjoy a private beach and jetty for a refreshing morning swim in the lake or a scenic boat trip. The beautifully manicured gardens are perfect for sunbathing or a leisurely walk. Additionally, for those seeking activity, a tennis court is available, as well as paddleboarding and electric bikes to uniquely explore the lake and its surroundings.

You can watch our video review of the Grand Hotel Majestic, in Pallanza Italy by clicking below:our review of the Grand Hotel Majestic, Pallanza Italy

It’s central location offers convenient access, by boat or car as just over a 50 mins drive from Malpensa International Airport and within easy reach from Milan.  Whether it be history, art, music, nature or sports, Lake Maggiore has it all!

Choosing to stay at the Grand Hotel Majestic is more than just selecting a hotel, it’s an opportunity to partake in a legacy of luxury. It’s a chance to unwind in a setting that has charmed visitors for over a century, to indulge in the tranquillity of Lake Maggiore, and to create memories that, much like the hotel itself, will stand the test of time.